Actor Bradley Whitford compared the United States to a dysfunctional family under President Donald Trump.
The Emmy-winning “West Wing” actor, who stars in the upcoming series “Valley of the Boom,” appeared Friday on ABC’s “The View,” where he was asked to comment on the possibility that Trump will declare a national emergency over the border and end his government shutdown.
“It’s a completely manufactured, insane moment that we’re in,” Whitford said.
He pointed to a pin he wears to honor Jamie Gutenberg, who was massacred last year at school in Parkland, Florida, and said the epidemic of gun violence was an emergency, and not immigrants trying to cross the southern border.
“Listen, this is an insane situation,” Whitford said. “I mean, this is like an Al-Anon situation — daddy’s nuts. We’re forced into a relationship and we have to get together and talk about it.
“Something’s the matter with daddy,” host Joy Behar chimed in.
George Takei opens up about being held in an internment camp — and his views on Trump
At a time when comic books are regularly adapted into superhero movies, George Takei's new graphic memoir "They Called Us Enemy" involves heroes who would also work wonderfully on the silver screen. To be sure, the main characters don't wear colorful costumes or use superpowers, but they are heroes nonetheless — and what they do, in the face of evils no less than those posed by fictional villains, is pretty super too.
Joy Reid says Trump ‘pulled a full Charlottesville’ by ‘fanning the flames’ of racism and ethno-nationalism
MSNBC anchor Joy Reid blasted President Donald Trump's racism during her opening segment while hosting "The Last Word" on MSNBC on Friday.
"That didn’t last long. Having read the talking points crammed into his hands by nervous Republicans for almost an entire day, Donald Trump pulled a full Charlottesville, praising his supporters who chanted 'Send Her Back' to attack Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at his North Carolina campaign rally as 'incredible patriots,'" Reid reported.
"Yep, 24-hours-ago, Trump -- per those nervous Republican talking points -- claimed that he disapproved of the racist chant about congresswoman Omar and even tried to stop it," she said. "He got nice headlines that claiming he was disavowing the chant from some of the news media who indulged in the false balance tick of pretending whatever the president said is true and it’s a given fact."
Maddow revolted by child sex trafficking charges against Trump pal George Nader: ‘None of this is normal’
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow connected the dots between the President Donald Trump's administration and George Nader, who served time for child pornography prior to Trump's 2016 campaign and has subsequently been arrested on child sex trafficking charges.
"In what is an astonishingly scandal-ridden presidency, populated by an astonishingly strange cast of characters, he remains one of the most unsettling figures in all of Trump world. Again, to be clear, to disambiguate here, we are not talking about Jeffrey Epstein, seen here with the president, who is also now in custody awaiting child sex trafficking charges," Maddow explained. "No, this is a whole different guy who you can see in this picture with the president who is now in federal custody awaiting a different set of sex trafficking charges as well as serious child porn charges and not for the first time."